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Milliardo

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12-20-2015 07:56 PM

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I just recently bought a new Delta 36-725 from the store and I assembled everything and aligned everything per the instructions. The fence however seems to be catching/rubbing on the cutting surface somewhere. It looks like it has clearance but catches right where the main cutting surface meets the wing extensions. I am not really sure how to go about fixing this. This is my first time assembling a new table saw and don’t have a ton of experience with aligning all the components. Any help would be appreciated.


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#1 posted 12-20-2015 08:17 PM

Is your wings level with each other where the meet? Sounds like one edge is sticking up just a little. Lay a straight edge across them and make sure you get them lined up. Not a big problem.
Gerald

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#2 posted 12-20-2015 08:24 PM

They are completely level. I feel if the fence was just a few mm higher it wouldn’t be catching but I cant raise those guide rails anymore.

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#3 posted 12-20-2015 08:27 PM

Pics help

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#4 posted 12-20-2015 08:28 PM

I am at work right now and can post a pic when I get off

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#5 posted 12-20-2015 09:03 PM

The top of my front and rear rails are 19/32” and 5/8” respectively below the surface of the cast iron table and wings. Bottom of fence sides rides about 1/32”-1/16” above table surface. Check to see if the sides of the fence are not installed to low. Turn the fence upside down and check the bottom edge of sides as they align to the body of the fence. The bottom edge of sides should be flush with or maybe just a 1/32”-1/16” lower than the body. You can loosen the big nuts in the square openings to adjust the sides upwards if needed. Hope this helps.

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#6 posted 12-20-2015 09:10 PM

The fence rails need to be raised a little, I’ll bet they’re low.
Getting them right can take some time, and use the gauge they included.

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#7 posted 12-20-2015 09:15 PM



The fence rails need to be raised a little, I ll bet they re low.
Getting them right can take some time, and use the gauge they included.

- nkawtg

He said the rails were as high as they will go.

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#8 posted 12-20-2015 09:16 PM

Yea I have already raised them and I cant seem to get them to raise any higher. The gauge that was included was spot on too. Im kind of stumped, I feel like it should slide smoothly.

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#9 posted 12-20-2015 09:19 PM



Yea I have already raised them and I cant seem to get them to raise any higher. The gauge that was included was spot on too. Im kind of stumped, I feel like it should slide smoothly.

- Milliardo

Check the sides of the fence as I suggested. I had to adjust the sides of my fence because they were not installed straight/level to each other. One cleared and the other dragged on the table.

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#10 posted 12-20-2015 09:24 PM

Another thing to check is where you put the front rail together.Make sure the coupling is perfectly straight and lined up. It will snag the fence when it crosses it if its not right.
Gerald

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#11 posted 12-20-2015 09:31 PM

Thank you WhyMe I will definitely do that. I am hoping that will fix it.

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#12 posted 12-20-2015 09:32 PM



Another thing to check is where you put the front rail together.Make sure the coupling is perfectly straight and lined up. It will snag the fence when it crosses it if its not right.
Gerald

- alittleoff

I had to lightly file the sharp edge off the tops of the rails where they came together to get the fence to slide past that point smoothly.

Also make sure you have the two nylon vertical adjustment screws high enough on each end of the T bar.

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#13 posted 12-20-2015 09:35 PM

I gauged and leveled everything; I also made sure everything was joined properly with no raised edges. It is sounding more and more like the fence side rails may be off a bit and the one side is snagging.

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#14 posted 12-20-2015 09:59 PM

Can you put a spot light aimed right at bottom of fence and look under for light being broken as you slowly move fence to identify exact location of rubbing. Maybe the steel extension wing has a slightly high area.

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#15 posted 12-21-2015 12:03 AM

I agree that it can probably be corrected by adjusting the depth of the nylon screws on the part of the fence that rides on the front rail. That’s what I had to do.

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